Butchers Pool. Reporoa. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 38° 27.210 E 176° 20.575
60H E 442666 N 5743661
Quick Description: This free hot water mineral pool is located 1.8 kilometers south of Reporoa on Broadlands Road, entrance is signposted from Broadlands Road. Keep your head above water at all times to avoid the risk of contracting amoebic meningitis.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 2:33:11 AM
Waymark Code: WM8ZQT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 2

Long Description:

The area around Reporoa is a geothermal region with natural hot steaming streams and just down the road out the back of Reporoa is the thermal Butcher's Pool, a large wooden-sided, but still natural, hot bathing pool maintained by the Rotorua District Council but open to the air and free to use.

Butchers pool is named after a Mr Butcher one of the first settlers in Reporoa. It was near his homestead and he and his family used it as a bath. He later 'gifted' this pool to the people of Reporoa and it has been upgraded during WW2 by persons who were 'objectors' as part of their work while staying at a camp nearby in Anzio Road.
The pool has since been greatly improved due to a substantial grant of money for the year 2000, and now comprises sealed walkways, toilets and changing rooms, etc. Please treat the pool with respect when visiting.

Keep your head above water at all times to avoid the risk of contracting amoebic meningitis.

Temperature (C): 37 - 41 degrees, varies after rain.

Type: Primitive

Cost?: No Cost

Open to the Public?: yes

Clothing Optional?: yes

Other Amenities:
Changing room, toilets.

Temperature (F): Not listed

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